NFV Industry leader to drive product strategy & standardization activities

Prague, 23 February  2015 – ClearPath Networks, Inc., a provider to telecommunications and cloud service providers of cloud-based virtual networking solutions, announced today at the opening the European Telecommunications Standards Institute NFV Plenary in Prague that effective today, Michael Brenner has joined ClearPath and will take the lead on Product Strategy & Standardization.

“Michael brings to ClearPath Networks a unique blend of experience in product strategy, development, product management and standardization which will help drive ClearPath’s leadership in NFV based virtual CPE solutions” said Cliff Young, ClearPath CEO.  “Virtual CPE use cases require complex orchestration of a specialized set of capabilities to support highly distributed virtual network function lifecycle & service lifecycle management.  ClearPath’s longstanding focus in this area has become increasingly relevant to Operators who are seeking solutions that enable them to monetize NFV”, said Brenner. “I felt that with ClearPath I had an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on helping Operators realize this vision we have all been working on since the inception of ETSI NFV” Brenner added.

Michael Brenner comes from Alcatel-Lucent where he held the position as Senior Architect and Director in the CloudBand Business Unit of Alcatel-Lucent responsible for CloudBand’s NFV platform architectural vision and NFV standardization strategy. Brenner in his current role as vice-chair of ETSI NFV ISG will remain a highly active contributor both in facilitating collaboration with Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) where he has served on its Board of Directors, as well as with the ETSI NFV ISG’s Interfaces and Architecture Working Group. Prior to this Michael led development for Service/Network/Policy Management systems and mobile application enablers for over 20 years, before moving to cloud and virtualization related projects.

In his role as Chief Architect for Applications Standards in S3G, Brenner technically led the Alcatel-Lucent delegations at the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and OASIS. In the same role, he worked closely with internal product teams in Wireless, Advanced Communications, and S3G Platforms to select and design product technologies conducive to standardization, and led efforts of several service standards in OMA.

Brenner’s professional distinctions include the Best Presentation Award (ICIN 2009), the Open Mobile Alliance Excellence Award for Outstanding Contributions (2007) and a National Technology Team Award (1981). He has published numerous technical papers, and co-authored the book “The Open Mobile Alliance – Delivering Service Enablers for Next-Generation Applications” (John Wiley and Sons, 2008). Last but not least, in November 2014 he was awarded the first ETSI NFV ISG Excellence Award for his contributions to this forum, in particular for the resolution of Management and Orchestration issues.

ClearPath Networks is a leader in the emerging virtual CPE market. Its Virtual Services Platform (“VSP”) enables Network Operators to deliver game changing network services propositions for their consumer and business customers.  By leveraging NFV technologies with specialized service orchestration, VSP improves time to revenue with faster implementation, and greater service agility.

News Highlights

  • Michael Brenner will assume the role of SVP Product Strategy
  • Brenner’s responsibilities will include defining product requirements, driving standardization & defining ClearPath’s open source strategy
  • ClearPath will expand its VSP capabilities to address new vCPE use cases

About ClearPath Networks

ClearPath Networks is a pioneer in cloud managed networking and a visionary leader in distributed virtual network function lifecycle management for network operators globally. Founded in 2002, and headquartered in California, ClearPath’s NFV-based Virtual Services Platform (VSP) enables mobile, fixed, and cloud operators to overcome traditional CAPEX, OPEX and system barriers that inhibit service innovation and competitive differentiation.

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